$1,000 reward offered for information related to a severely neglected dog abandoned in a parking lot

On 1 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 1, 2016 – Last Saturday morning around 9:00 am, an emaciated dog was brought to the Montreal SPCA. The dog, named Penelope by Montreal SPCA staff, was found abandoned in the parking lot of Harvey’s restaurant, near the Namur metro station in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Penelope is a female shih-tzu, of approximately 9 years of […]

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Join Meagan Duhamel, Georges Laraque and Élise Desaulniers to Make Fur History

On 8 February 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, February 8, 2016 – February 12th 2016, is the Canadian Fur Free Friday, a National day dedicated to encourage consumers to go fur-free and to remind the public of the inherent cruelty associated with wearing or buying fur. In honor of this day, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Montreal SPCA […]


The Montreal SPCA seizes 20 live animals as well as cadavers from a property located in Lanaudière

On 14 January 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, January 15, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized two dogs, eleven turkeys, two pheasants, and five partridges along with a number of deceased animals from a property located in the Lanaudière region. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA inspection department, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code […]


Farm animals remain in desperate need of appropriate legal protection

On 11 January 2016, in News, by Anita Kapuscinska

On New Year’s Day, over 50,000 Pekin ducks were killed in a fire when a shed at the Brome Lake commercial Duck farm, near Racine, Quebec, burned to the ground. Brome Lake breeds and raises ducks for human consumption. This case is a reminder that despite the recent adoption of Bill 54, An Act to […]


The Montreal SPCA asks Verdun to opt for non-lethal, humane solution to beaver issues

On 22 December 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 23, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA recently learned that the municipality of Verdun is once again this year, planning to hire trappers to trap and kill beavers that are causing some damage to trees in the community. Beavers are intelligent, monogamous animals who play a vital role in the ecosystem. In fact, 50% […]



On 11 December 2015, in News, by admin

Introducing Party Animals. Share your love of animals by organizing a third-party fundraising initiative. Instead of receiving gifts from family and friends for special occasions and events, do something awesome. HOST A PARTY FOR THE ANIMALS Think virtual party and your personalized fundraising project. You own it and are limited only by your imagination. You can initiate, design […]


The National Assembly passes Bill 54

On 4 December 2015, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, December 4, 2015 – Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, was passed today by Quebec’s National Assembly. With the adoption of Bill 54 a new provincial act exclusively dedicated to animal welfare will replace the existing welfare provisions of the Animal Health Protection Act. The Civil Code of Quebec […]



On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

People often wonder why their pet would need vaccination if he always stays indoors. Because you never know when your cat can accidentally slip out through an open door, or when a wild animal can enter the house. Exposure to an animal carrying the rabies virus, such as a bat or racoon, can be fatal. […]



On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

Last July, in response to a complaint about a dog permanently tied up outside, one of our inspectors went on site in order to meet with the animal’s owner and assess the situation. The owner told our inspector  that he had three dogs, two of whom lived inside the house and a third one that […]



On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

Animal lovers in Quebec are embarrassed by the perception that our Province is the least progressive when it comes to protecting animals. We are right to be embarrassed by the proliferation of puppy mills. We are right to be embarrassed by laws that do not properly protect our animals, and by the failure to enforce […]